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Marina Cafe

404 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541-2326
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Ranked #9 of 237 Restaurants in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $24 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Experience Adult Contemporary Dining with breathtaking views of the Destin Harbor through a thirty foot window wall in the bar and waterfront dining room. Our extensive international wine collection compliments an eclectic menu of classic Creole, Mediterranean, Pan Asian and American cuisine in addition to gourmet brick oven pizza and sushi selections. Fresh local seafood and USDA prime steaks. Waterfront cocktail deck with sensational sunsets.
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We eat at the Marina Cafe every time we visit Destin. It is a white table cloth and wine list kind of place. They are not snooty, it just may not be the best choice for little kiddos. My daughter (18) asked for a substitution of the accompanying vegetable and the waiter gladly agreed to the change. The fish was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are ever in the Destin area it would be very much worth your while to make Marina Cafe a part of your trip. The place is first class from the time you walk in till the time you leave. The service and food is absolutely amazing. Wally is the hardest working manager I have ever seen in a... More

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Shenzhen, China
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The location, overlooking Destin harbour is beautiful. The staff are all attentive and professional. The food was delicious and the wine list extensive. If you happen to be an early diner, there is a special which makes the pricing more affordable.

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Dallas, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This might have been on of my favorite restaurants I have ever visited. It's a toss up between this and top of the world in Las Vegas. The food was incredible. I mean, incredible. It's a great place to take your date for a romantic getaway. It's pricey, but well worth the cost. I will be going back again. I... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had reservations and we accidentally booked for Sunday, not Saturday, but didn't realize until later on. The manager came over (didn't say a word btw about it being the wrong day) got us the table we wanted all while smiling and not being bothered. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, the food was magnificent, and it... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

$2 Drinks for Happy Hour/Ladies night and wonderful inexpensive appetizers, all with a nice view of Destin Harbor. Only problem is summer time traffic if you aren't staying close by. It took us over half an hour to get there from Seascape.

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South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Marina Café had wonderful food and great service. I suggest going for a date night or adults only. My kids enjoyed the food and the staff were very kind, but we were the only table with children in the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Best meal I have ever had in the state of Florida. The swordfish was to die for the house salad was hands down the best salad I have ever eaten. And the service was great no complaints the waiters/waitresses deserve a big tip.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We tend to be more casual diners, but made reservations here to enjoy one night out to get a bit more dressed up (Not fancy, just sundresses). We requested window seats and the view of the marina is as everyone says. Food was very good, service good. It's been a few months since we ate there, and I remember enjoying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful dinner and experience! After we finally convinced Wally the manager to seat us for dinner outside overlooking the beautiful bay!! Bill the bar tender was an excellent waiter and the dinner/ drinks/ service could not have been better. But really.... A marina with no outside seating!!! Especially in such a beautiful vacation spot! To Jim the owner...... More

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